Shoreditch – a hub for art in East London, renowned for its impressive graffiti and culturally rich area.
First recognised as vandalism; graffiti has turned Shoreditch into an urban oasis, with artwork being used to express social and political issues.
Boasting a long list of work, the area has attracted many famous artists, like Alexander McQueen and Gary Hume.
Over the last 20 years, Shoreditch has become a cultural hotspot, giving birth to iconic street artists.
Now, an interactive online map of Shoreditch showing popular pieces of street art has been published.
The map was published on February 5 and can be found here: http://www.thestageshoreditch.com/street-art-shoreditch.
Heather McKay, project leader of The Stage, described Shoreditch as being “synonymous with street art”.
“Wherever you walk there’s always something colourful and bright to look at. They always say you should look up, but in Shoreditch it’s a case of looking down too. There’s street art in every corner – top and bottom!”
McKay adds that The Stage is delighted to have created the map to celebrate the vibrant art scene in Shoreditch.
Popular street artist Alex Senna said: “Every city has their famous spots that people paint, and Shoreditch is that place in London.”
Graffiti artist, Ketones6000, who has many works of art in Shoreditch, said: “Shoreditch is a mecca for artists.”